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WSU ends spring with 38-3 Crimson win in scrimmage


Spring football is over. And Washington State won. But has anyone ever lost in the spring? We have more on the final day, so read on.


• Before we get into the nuts and bolts – and give you a list of the former Cougar players who were on hand – we want to say a couple things. ... Our story is website and you can read it here. ... And for those of you who get my Twitter feeds, I was just joking when I said the stands weren't full, but the beer garden was. Of course they weren't full. This isn't Alabama for gosh sakes. It's Spokane. But the crowd was darn good for a spring game. The total of 4,076 was probably more than WSU expected. But being that all of them were Cougs, it should come as no surprise the beer garden was full. Heck, when word spreads, next year that might bring in another 4,000 all by itself. ... As for the play on the field, it wasn't much of a contest. The format, pitting the ones vs. the twos, ensured that. I really don't know why the starting offense wasn't on one team and the starting defense on the other to even it out, but it wasn't. ... There really wasn't any major injuries, though walk-on defensive back Chris Dan-Jumbo looked to have sprained an ankle. Rickey Galvin didn't finish either, though he could have, after having his breath knocked out in the second quarter. And that was about it. ... Some news on the Toni Pole front. It doesn't look as if the defensive tackle's MCL injury is as bad as first feared. It will, however, put him on the shelf for a while. ... There was a large group of former Cougar players in attendance, part of AD Bill Moos' push to get them involved in the program. Here's a list put together for me by the sports information department: Hamza Abdullah, Husain Abdullah, Erik Coleman, Marcus Trufant, Ryan Leaf, Matt Kegel, Alex Teems, Jack Thompson, Tony Thompson, Jason Gesser, Bobby Byrd, Kyle Basler, Collin Henderson, Daniel Blackledge, Cole Morgan, Grady Emmerson and Billy Newman.


• That's all for now. We'll be back in the morning. Until then ...

Vince Grippi
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